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Gen·ghis Khan

(gĕng′gĭs kän′, jĕng′-) or Jen·ghiz Khan (jĕn′gĭz kän′, jĕng′-) Originally Temujin. 1162?-1227.
Mongol conqueror who united the Mongol tribes and forged an empire stretching from China to the Danube River and into Persia. In 1206 he took the name Genghis Khan ("supreme conqueror").

Genghis Khan

(ˈdʒɛŋɡɪs kɑːn)
n
(Biography) original name Temuchin or Temujin. ?1162–1227, Mongol ruler, whose empire stretched from the Black Sea to the Pacific. Also: Jinghis Khan or Jenghis Khan

Gen•ghis Khan

(ˈdʒɛŋ gɪs ˈkɑn or, often, ˈgɛŋ-)
n.
1162–1227, Mongol conqueror.
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In effect a rambling account of the life of Chinggis Qan by some contemporary who knew him well, it is a fascinating work of art, containing epic, poetic, and dramatic passages; the style sometimes rich and dignified, sometimes vigorous and colloquial.
Sandwiched around and between these five major parts of the books are two excellent maps, seven brief appendices, twelve plates (eight of them in color, including a portrait of Chinggis Qan himself), and several other brief sections including a genealogical table that shows the origins of early Mongol clans mentioned in the text, as well as displaying the ancestry of the boy Temujin who became Chinggis Qan.
Stacks of books and piles of studies, some wise, some less, have been written about the Mongol Conquest, about how Chinggis Qan and his successors connected East and West with sword and arrow.